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Clear Kunduz of Taliban, displaced persons ask govt

Clear Kunduz of Taliban, displaced persons ask govt

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Oct 10, 2015 - 15:27

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Displaced families from northern Kunduz province on Saturday staged a protest rally in capital Kabul, asking the government to clear their province from militants and facilitate their repatriation.

More than 100 people marched on the road leading to the Presidential Palace from Zanbaq square, chanting slogans like “down with America”, “down with Talibaninfo-icon”, “Taliban are slaves of Pakistaninfo-icon ISIinfo-icon” and “We want peace”.

He lost his father when a stray rocket hit their house in Kunduz City, a displaced person, Habibullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News, calling for the bloodshed in Kunduz to be stopped.

“Since our migrationinfo-icon to Kabul, the government has not assisted us. Those injured later died due to no attention by government in Kunduz,” he said, asking the government to clear the city from Taliban and let the people return their homes.

“If the government cannot fight militants, it should give us arms to defend ourselves, houses and areas,” another protester, Zabihullah, said adding none of the displaced families had so far been assisted.

According to Afghanistaninfo-icon National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), nearly 12,000 families have been displaced as a result of the conflict in Kunduz.

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